Synonyms of run off in English:

run off

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1‘three youths scrambled out of the car and ran off’


flee, run away, make a run for it, run for it, take flight, make off, take off, take to one's heels, make a break for it, bolt, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, head for the hills, make oneself scarce, decamp, abscond, do a disappearing act

informal beat it, clear off, clear out, vamoose, skedaddle, split, cut and run, leg it, show a clean pair of heels, scram, hook it, skip off

British informal do a runner, scarper, do a bunk, have it away, have it away on one's toes

North American informal light out, bug out, cut out, peel out, take a powder, skidoo

Australian informal go through, shoot through

vulgar slang bugger off

archaic fly, levant



2‘his wife ran off with one of the doctors’


run away with, elope with, go off with

3‘he ran off with the £1000 in the appeal fund’


steal, take, snatch, purloin, abscond with, help oneself to

pilfer, embezzle, misappropriate

walk away with, walk off with, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, liberate, filch, snaffle, snitch

British pinch, half-inch, whip, knock off, nobble

North American heist, glom

Australian snavel

West Indian tief